Socko was born in Seoul, Korea, in 1993. Socko studied at The School of Visual Arts in New York. As of today, Socko is an independent artist based in New York. Socko’s new work explores imagination through the character Dough. Inspired by 90s cartoons and toys, Socko takes viewers to his imaginary world filled with vibrant colors and raw textures.
Socko hoped to create something that everyone can resonate with, hence the creation of the imaginary character, ‘Dough' - with dolly eyes and childlike expressions, Dough encapsulates a profound sense of innocence and nostalgia that is much-needed in this world. The bright color's pastel impression stands inconstant strong contrast to the even brighter artificial hair color. This contrast is pleasing in many ways. Using pastel hues, Socko can produce a stunningly rich, delicate texture.
He demonstrates how the deep, rich hues may shine brilliantly and are easy to mix when used properly. He has more creative freedom while using acrylic to choose the texture and consistency. His creations may appear three-dimensional due to the fact that he only uses two media
"3, 2, 1 GO! I & 3, 2, 1 GO! II". 2022. Dyptych Mixed Media on Canvas. 30 x 40 in. 76.2 x 101.6 cm
"A Whole New World" 2022. Mixed Media on Canvas 30x30in. 76.2x76.2cm
"Summer Night" 2022. Mixed Media on Canvas. 20 x 20 in. 50.8 x 50.8 cm.
"Ride Into the Sunset" 2022. Mixed Media on Canvas. 20 x 20 in. 50.8 x 50.8 cm